February 4-7, 2021





TALENT: Gregg Snyder

  • Chief Executive Officer, Distilled Spirits Consulting LLC
  • Master Distiller, Grain & Barrel


  • Currently: Chief Executive Officer - Distilled Spirits Consulting LLC
  • Over 40 years of experience and knowledge in Distilled Spirits Operations and other related industries.
  • Served as Chairman and long-time Board of Directors Member for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association
  • Former VP of Operations for Western Spirits Beverage Co./Three Springs Bottling Co.
  • Former VP and Managing Director for Austin Nichols, Inc., dba Wild Turkey Distillery
  • Former Plant Manager for White Rock Distilleries (Lewiston, ME)
  • Former AVP, Executive Management Member for Brown Forman Beverage Co.
  • Former Director of Marketing and Material Supply – Blue Grass Cooperage (now known as Brown Forman Cooperage)
  • Former Director of Operations – Blue Grass Cooperage (now known as Brown Forman Cooperage)
  • Former Executive Vice President and Board of Directors Member for the Associated Cooperage Industries of America (ACIA)
  • Held various other supervisory and managerial positions of increasing responsibility, since 1978, in every aspect of beverage alcohol operations at: Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Brown-Forman Corp. (including Blue Grass Cooperage), White Rock Distilleries, and Jim Beam
  • Former Board of Directors – Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • Former Board of Directors – Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Served on several DISCUS committees, (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States – Washington, DC)
  • Recipient of Indiana University’s “Distinguished Alumni Award”
  • Diamond Life Member of the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Inductee to the Kentucky Turkey Hunter’s Hall of Fame
  • Honorary Kentucky Colonel
  • Faculty Member of Moonshine University
  • Master Distiller – Chicken Cock Bourbon




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